Queer Youth Updates

A weekly e-newsletter resource for Queer/Ally Youth of Santa Cruz County. A program of the Safe Schools Project.

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For Youth


Weekly Meet-ups for Queer, Trans* & Allied Youth

The Diversity Center Youth Program hosts weekly Meet-ups every week! On Friday, from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, at the First Christian Church in Watsonville and every Saturday, from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, at the Diversity Center in Santa Cruz… Read More…


Resources


Safe Schools Project
The Safe Schools Project, founded in 2004, works to raise awareness of the atmosphere queer youth face on school campuses in Santa Cruz County, advocate for the enforcement of AB 537, The California Student Safety & Violence Prevention Act of 2000, and be a catalyst for action in each Santa Cruz County school district to make schools safer for all youth…Read More…


Queer Youth News & Updates
The Queer Youth News & Updates section gives you information about local and national news.


Queer Youth Community Events

Apr
4
Sat
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet – Up @ The Diversity Center
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you.

Join our dynamic team of youth from Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1 – 3:00 pm, with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

Gender Expansive Youth Group @ The Diversity Center
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Apr
8
Wed
International Transgender Day of Visibility
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

“Observed each year on March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also recognizing the leadership of transgender and gender nonconforming trailblazers who have led the charge in the fight for equality.”

Read more in The Human Rights Campaign

Apr
10
Fri
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Apr 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

Apr
11
Sat
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet – Up @ The Diversity Center
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you.

Join our dynamic team of youth from Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1 – 3:00 pm, with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

Gender Expansive Youth Group @ The Diversity Center
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Apr
17
Fri
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

Apr
18
Sat
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet – Up @ The Diversity Center
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you.

Join our dynamic team of youth from Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1 – 3:00 pm, with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

Diversity Center’s Transmasculine Youth Group – 1st & 3rd Saturday @ The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
Apr 18 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 12:30 am

Join us at The Diversity Center for our Transmasculine Youth group. We offer an accepting and open space for like-minded youth to share experiences, support, and exciting activities. All transmasculine spectrum youth are welcome!

Gender Expansive Youth Group @ The Diversity Center
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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